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University police are seeking the public’s help in identifying two persons of interest who may be involved with vandalism of the recently placed Bison statue. Several individuals may be involved, but there are two persons of interest the police would like help

identifying through photos. The incident occurred at approximately 11:40 p.m. on Oct.6, according to an email sent by Director of University Police Ray Boyer on Wednesday. Several individuals were observed getting out of a vehicle in front of the NDSU library. The individuals crossed the street toward the Bison statue, then climbed and jumped on the statue. “During the time the individuals were at the location,

it appears at least one individual intentionally vandalized the Bison,” the email read. The individuals left the area when another vehicle approached the scene. University Police Chief Bill Vandal said he does not assume the persons of interests are NDSU students. “They are just two people of interest that we’d like to visit with…We’d like to just get the information, identify them, bring them in just to have a talk with them and see where it goes from there,”

Vandal said. He said a few people have provided information, and he would appreciate the student’s, faculty’s and staff’s help identifying the two individuals. “Even though the images I will admit are not the most clear, I believe if people know the person, they will be able to identify them using these photos,” Vandal said. If anyone has information about the people in the photos, they can communicate

the message using the NDSU Police tip line for voice mail and text messaging at 701526-6006. This new tip line was introduced as part of the “See something, Say something” campaign at NDSU. This tip line allows informants to remain somewhat anonymous; anonymity cannot be guaranteed under North Dakota open records laws.

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Fargo/Moorhead community members decorated bras at the Deck the Bras event to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer.

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For seven years, “Honor, Humor, Hope” has been the motto spoken in the Hotel Donaldson as they make Bras on Broadway a success in the Fargo/Moorhead area. This year, for the first time,

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said, ‘I think it’s a great try,’” said Karen Stoker, owner of the Hotel Donaldson. The first Bras on Broadway event sold out, raising over $13,000. “It’s grown to wearable work, non-wearable work, being able to donate online, we form teams, we’re having this bra decorating party, and last year we raised $102,000,” said Stoker. Deck the Bras is

something new to Bras on Broadway this year. A casual bra decorating party with 40 people in attendance sparked the idea last year. “We thought ‘wouldn’t it be cool if we were the pancake feed of bra decorating?’” said Stoker,

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put primarily toward gas cards for women who have to commute to get treatment for breast cancer. “The idea for Bras on Broadway came from when a friend said to me ‘hey, my sister was at an event where the artists in the community made these beautiful bras and auctioned them off. The Hotel Donaldson is all about art in our region, so what do you think?’ and I


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Bras on Broadway hosted Deck the Bras, an all-age, gender neutral bra decorating party to raise awareness and money for breast cancer. Unlike other breast cancer focused fundraisers, Bras on Broadway works with the American Cancer Society, and the money raised through Bras on Broadway stays in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. The money is

Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan met to further differentiate the tickets they represent during the vice presidential debate Thursday night in Danville, Kentucky. Issues covered during the debate began with Libya and proceeded to defense spending, Iran, abortion and when to bring the troops home. This was the first debate between the two tickets that involved a discussion of how each candidate would deal with foreign policies. Ryan and Biden discussed the recent murdering of a U.S. Ambassador. Ryan stated that he would make sure all ambassadors had Marine guards, while Biden stated that a request for a guard had never been made, so one was never assigned. Ryan illustrated the defense budget and how he and Mitt Romney will keep the budget strong and growing. Biden illustrated how he and Obama will continue to cut back defense spending. Biden reiterated the stance on having all the troops withdrawn from the Middle East by 2014. Ryan said that they would like to do that, but in 2013 they will analyze the situation and then make a decision. On the economy, both candidates guaranteed that they could get unemployment below six percent. Biden answered the question first, stating he could not predict a certain time that this goal would be accomplished, but that it was a top priority. Ryan stated as well that getting unemployment down would be his ticket’s main goal, but said the timeline would be variable as well. Abortion was brought up for the first time in this series of debates. Ryan answered the question first, stating that he is pro-life, and explained how his Catholic faith influences his decisions. However, under the circumstances of

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Helping Senior Citizens in the Cass Clay Community CAMPUS Students and businesses caring for the community THIS WEEKS


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Campus Attractions Lively Arts: Deuces Wild! Dueling Pianos 7 p.m. Festival Concert Hall

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Facing the Foibles of Gender: Encounters with the Silly Creatures [Guest Speaker] Noon MU Arikara Room

Campus Attractions Movie: “The Sixth Sense” 7 p.m. MU Century Theater Stories of My Second Lives: An Intersection of Two Journeys [Guest Speaker] 7 p.m. MU Prairie Rose Room

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them to find projects they need help with,” Hill said. Businesses, individuals, groups, high schools and colleges may all volunteer and are put on teams. The service teams are matched up with senior citizens who need help with indoor and outdoor chores such as cleaning out gutters, raking leaves, painting and dusting. The goal is to “get individuals and businesses involved with volunteer projects throughout the community,” Hill said. Day of Caring started in 1991 with 150 volunteers in a few homes. The event has expanded in 21 years to now serve

Morgan Richert Contributing Writer Student and community volunteers across North Dakota helped the elderly in community service projects in United Way’s annual Day of Caring event Thursday. The purpose of the event is to serve senior citizens of the Cass and Clay counties that require assistance, Thomas Hill, community impact director of the United Way of Cass Clay County, said. “We send out registration forms to over 800 seniors in the community and invite

over 410 seniors in the community and now organizes more than 2,000 student volunteers statewide and 1,365 local volunteers, Hill said. Mark Staples, a student council representative from West Fargo High School and the vice president of North Dakota Association of Student Councils, volunteered last year at the United Way Day of Caring. Staples thought more students could volunteer. He suggested the event be a statewide volunteer day instead of just a local one for the first time in 20 years. According to Hill, Staples wanted a community project that would involve students across the state.

es Coordinator, said. The 212 family units registered for last weekends Family Weekend could see what campus is really like for their students Mueller said. “To come back, relax, maybe view their student’s classroom,” Mueller said. “Just kind of hang out on campus and it gives parents a good reason to come back.” Most family members come to campus on Saturday to attend the home football game Mueller said. Brenda Thompson was visiting her student on family weekend. Her family attended the game, which she said was fun even though the Bison lost. Thompson said it was nice to see everyone “more in the groove” this weekend compared to the last time she was here on hectic move in day last August.

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Family members of NDSU students visited campus last weekend to participate in campus life with their student in a relaxed environment. Parents, siblings, grandparents and other family members could attend classes with their student on Friday as well as other scheduled activities throughout the weekend. Many family members had not visited campus since the hectic orientation weekend when they helped their students arrange classes, move into residence halls and get settled in. Orientation and Student Success has organized the family weekend since 1996 so that families have an opportunity to experience a

and a great time to see our student,” Thompson said. Not all families could attend the Bison game. Mueller said getting tickets was trickier this year because the Bison are now division one.

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Mueller said. To combat this a “Family Weekend Football Game Watch Party” was scheduled. Family members who could not get tickets could watch the game in the Great Plains Ballroom of the Memorial Union. Concession food was for sale as well. There was also a pregame barbeque with food and entertainment at the Bison Sports arena. The families responded well to the event especially the food. Thompson said, “The pre-game barbeque was phenomenal!” A new event scheduled this year was the NDSU Showcase in the Memorial Union. The Family Weekend schedule described the event as “Interactive displays that demonstrate NDSU’s role as a student-focused, land grant, research university.” Some activities were a tornado machine presented by Dr. Adnan Akyuz, the state climatologist, Historical photos and clothing from

NDSU Archives and Family photos with Thundar. Orientation and Student Success also coordinate with NDSU community to organize the weekend. Campus organizations are asked if they have any events they would like highlighted in the Family Weekend schedule. Campus Attractions film picks a family friendly film to be played Friday and Saturday nights during Family Weekend. Last weekend’s film was Disney/Pixar’s “Up!” The film was free to students and their families. In the past more than 500 family members have attended NDSU’s Family Weekend. Mueller said approximately 97% of families are visiting campus to see their freshman students, though some families come every year their students are enrolled. Some parents with multiple students come every year also.

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4:30 p.m. Thursday. There are over 75 programs United Way supports and many other ways to get involved, Hill said. The United Way organization is unique to each community it serves. Each service project and program has specific needs to reach out to in the Cass Clay community. “Please contact me directly… so we know how to assist you in mobilizing volunteer projects,” Hill said. If students are interested in volunteering at another event, contact Thomas Hill at thill@unitedwaycassclay. org, or for more information visit

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“Just the experience I had with that [Day of Caring] was just so cool. I thought everyone should be involved in something like that,” Staples said, reported in the Fargo Forum. Students at NDSU are encouraged to come out and help. It can be a team building activity that builds friendships and bonds, Hill said. “We value and encourage college students’ participation and involvement in our community,” he said. “We want to hear from college students and mobilize them around issues they are passionate about!” The United Way Day of Caring took place from 1 to

...debate continued rape, incest and saving the life of the mother, an abortion is acceptable, Ryan said. Biden explained that he is also Catholic and he personally is pro-life, but does not believe the government should decide when an abortion is acceptable or not. The subject of Iran’s development of nuclear weapons was brought up and discussed at length. Both candidates agreed that this was unacceptable in any ad-

ministration. Biden and Ryan disagreed when they debated about how close the Iranians were to actually making a missile. Ryan said that the Iranians are four years closer than before when Obama was elected. He also said that an attack would soon be a real threat. Biden disagreed. “If you listen to these guys, the sky is falling down,” Biden said. He said that missiles are a

long way away from being a reality, due to the Iranian’s lack of infrastructure. Two presidential debates remain. The presidential candidates will discuss foreign and domestic policy on Oct. 16 in Hempstead, New York. The last debate will be held on Oct. 22 in Boca Ranton, Fla., exclusively on the issues of foreign policy. All debates can be viewed on major news outlets at 8 p.m. central time.


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...vandalism continued The Bison statue is located south of the South Engineering building at the corner of Albrecht and 12th Avenue North. Jim and Sandra Roers, Ronald and Kaye Olson and family, and 2011-2012 Student Government were all contributors to the donated statue. It was donated in memory of Les Pavek and Michael William Barner. Vandal said the vandalism damage occurred within the Bison Plaza, the landscaping area around the statue. He did not comment on specific damage inflicted to the monument. Lights on the monument appear damaged. At this point in the investigation, individuals who are responsible for vandalizing the statue could face crimi-

...bra party contined “so with the help and ideas of a really great team of people, we’re at the Civic with music and root beer floats. At the hotel where we auction off bras and nonwearables, it has sold out every year. This is a kickedback, casual way for everyone to come, have fun and contribute money.” Breast Cancer survivors and women currently diagnosed with breast cancer can be seen in attendance at many different Bras on

Broadway events, modeling and making bras and helping to spread awareness. Bras on Broadway provides scholarships for these women each year to bring them to a national convention of breast cancer survivors. College students in the community also get involved. NDSU students baked cupcakes, took orders and raised money at the Deck the Bras event, and college students are encouraged to form teams, register

online and collect bras and money to donate. “MSUM students went through the women’s dorms and collected old bras. It’s easy to do, register, collect bras and $5 each, and whoever donates the most wins a party,” said Stoker. “MSUM is currently beating NDSU.” A lot of residual events come from Bras on Broadway as well. Other business owners who have been directly or indirectly af-

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nal mischief charges, Vandal said. Other individuals who may be involved but do not say anything to police could face charges of intentional withholding of information. Vandal described vandalism as a destruction of property - any action that causes damage in a monetary amount. Climbing on the statue is not considered vandalism, but it is preferred that people to not climb on the statue for safety reasons, Vandal said. “When your mind switches over to you’re doing something to someone else’s property that you wouldn’t do to your own, that’s probably an indication that you are moving towards vandalism,” Vandal said.

fected by breast cancer sponsor events during October to fundraise money for Bras on Broadway. Others donate some of their proceeds from the month of October to the organization. “It’s good to know people are helping their neighbors,” said Stoker. Bras on Broadway benefits more than just the Fargo/ Moorhead community by raising awareness. One in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and a

A similar incident occurred when the Bison sculpture south of the Bison Sports Arena was heavily vandalized and removed as a result in 2002. Other incidents of vandalism have occurred within the past year, but that is not uncommon activity on a college campus, Vandal said. He does not believe that Homecoming festivities had an influence on the damage inflicted on the statue, other than the fact that Homecoming draws more people to campus, he said. Like other crimes, vandalism is more common during warmer weather and places with a large amount of foot traffic, he explained.

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SATURDAY small percent of men are also affected. “Women have breasts, we wear bras, one in eight get cancer,” said Stoker. “The more we talk about it, the more we take care of ourselves and learn, the better off we will be.” The Deck the Bras events took place 7-10 p.m. at the Civic Center Tuesday.

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Cooking Corner: Salty Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes Jaime Jarmin FeaturesEditor Paula Deen would be proud of this recipe. There is enough butter to make her heart melt and give her diabetes all over again. This recipe came from a blog called “browneyedbaker.” These salty caramel chocolate cupcakes are a necessity this fall. The flavors of fall seem to be found everywhere, which include pumpkin, salty caramel and apple cinnamon. Just like at Starbucks, the pumpkin spice latte gets its time to shine, yet the salted caramel mocha gets lost somewhere in its cinnamony shadow. But this isn’t Starbucks, and these cupcakes deserve a lot more attention as an autumn must-have. Everything about this recipe is homemade -- including the caramel. However, don’t panic if you’ve never made homemade caramel before. I was surprised to learn that I had never made homemade caramel before making these cupcakes and now I feel like a caramel connoisseur … or something like that. These sweet cupcakes are delicately balanced with a tiny bit of sea salt to give it incredible dimension and an added flavor kick. The cupcake batter is incredibly moist, the frosting rich and smooth, and the caramel sweet and salty.

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Skill level: difficult Yield: 2 dozen cupcakes Cupcake ingredients: 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon Hershey’s Unsweetened Cocoa 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon hot water 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter at room temperature 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar

3 large eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup sour cream Frosting ingredients: 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature 1 standard package of cream cheese at room temperature (8 ounces) 1/2 cup salted caramel sauce 4 cups powdered sugar Salty caramel sauce ingredients: 12 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature 2 cups granulated sugar 1 cup heavy whipping cream at room temperature

1 tablespoon sea salt Directions for the cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place cupcake liners in a muffin pan. Wisk together the hot water, cocoa powder and 1/4 teaspoon of the baking soda in a small bowl. Set aside. Wisk together the flour, remainder of the baking soda, baking powder and salt. Place the butter and sugar over medium heat in a saucepan until the butter is melted. Dump the mixture in an electric mixing bowl and beat the mixture on medium speed for 4 minutes until it is cool.

Add the eggs, vanilla and cocoa mixture. Mix extremely well until smooth. Adjust the speed to low and alternate adding the flour mixture and sour cream. Begin and end with the flour mixture and mix until smooth. Fill each cupcake liner 2/3 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes and allow the cupcakes to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Once they’ve cooled in the pan, place them on a wire rack to finish cooling. Directions for the salty caramel sauce: Place the sugar evenly on the bottom of a large, heavy

saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk the sugar once it begins to melt and forms clumps. The clumps will eventually melt away. Quit whisking when all of the sugar has melted. Swirl the pan until it reaches a deep amber color and has somewhat of a toasted smell. Cook until your thermometer reads 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Add the butter all at once as soon as the caramel reaches 350 degrees and continue to whisk. Allow all of the butter to melt. Once the butter is completely melted, add the whipping cream very slowly. It will become very violently bubbly, so don’t be alarmed. Whisk the mixture well and then add the salt. The mixture should be smooth. After it is finished being whisked, allow the mixture to cool for 10-15 minutes. Place in a mason jar and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. The caramel may be heated up once it has been cooled. Directions for the frosting: Beat the butter and cream cheese on medium-high speed for 4-5 minutes. Mix in the salty caramel sauce until incorporated. Slowly add in the powdered sugar in 4 different increments until all combined. Mix for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. Spread the frosting on the cupcakes with a spatula or with a piping bag. Top with salty caramel sauce and a pinch of sea salt.


Social interaction enhances health


Jessie Battest Staff Writer Smoking, drinking, avoiding exercise and practicing unhealthy eating habits are common health risks that affect society. However, research suggests that social interaction is as equally important as the aforementioned health hazards and deserves the acknowledgement that likewise it can be harmful to one’s health if abused. A study published in PLOS Medicine journal supports this assertion, stating: “people who have strong ties to family, friends or coworkers have a 50 percent lower risk of dying over a given period than those with fewer social connections.” Along with increasing longevity, social interaction has also proven to enhance the physical fitness of individuals who intermingle often. Researchers at Brigham Young University have found that “having few friends or weak social ties to the community is just as harmful to health as being an alcoholic or smoking nearly a pack of cigarettes a day.” Their study continued, summarizing weak social ties as being “more harmful than not exercising and twice as risky as being obese.” The idea behind holding social interaction in such high regard is not to label certain individuals as loners or draw negative attention to introversion. In fact, introverts can be perfectly healthy due to the fact that they are “energized by solitary,” as Psychology Today words it. Frequently, introverts are characterized as shy, or even

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Social interaction has been suggested to help you live longer.

that they have a personality disorder or social phobia. Most introverts, however, are fully capable of socializing—they simply choose not to. An article in Psychology Today explains, “the selfstyled introvert can be more empathic and interpersonally connected than his or her outgoing counterparts.” Nevertheless, if you know you are an introvert, make the effort to surround yourself with other people -peers, family, friends or even friendly strangers -- at least once every day. Forming, building and maintaining social relationships can help reduce your stress levels, build your confidence by providing emotional, psychological, and physical support and improve your positive outlook on life, according to a 2004 study published in American Psychologist. Instead of setting up camp in your room -- becoming best friends with Netflix

or gossiping via Facebook -try scheduling social outings into your daily life. Grab a bite to eat in a campus dining center between classes, give a passerby a compliment, make frequent trips to the wellness center and call up mom just to chat. Once you realize that being around other people makes you feel more accepted, energetic and happy, you will understand how social interaction truly benefits your health. One of Brigham Young’s psychology professors, Julianne Holt-Lunstad, puts a strong emphasis on the importance of social relationships, saying that they “encourage us to eat healthy, get exercise, get more sleep, see a doctor,” and be much healthier individuals overall.

Dear Honest Truth, My roommate just got a new boyfriend, and they seem like they really like each other and are really happy together. It’s exciting because it is her first boyfriend that she’s had in college, and they’ve known each other for a few years now. However, it hasn’t even been a month and she’s already beginning to spend the night over at his house and I am left worried about whether or not she’s OK. It’s unlike her to get super wrapped up in a guy, but I feel like they’re moving a little too quickly. She’s constantly on her phone, not hanging out with her friends, and being really secretive about him; for example, she let him sleep over at our house, and felt ashamed about telling us about it. I’m not sure if me and my other roommate are comfortable with that. He seems like a great guy and cares for her, but I don’t know him well enough to be comfortable with him spending the night in her room. I want to be supportive of their relationship, but I find myself becoming uneasy about the whole thing as it progresses. Help! Sincerely, Conflicted Cassy Dear Conflicted Cassy, I understand where you’re coming from, because I had a similar situation happen with one of my roommates when she began dating a new guy. They seemed great for each other, but it progressively got to the point where he was basically living with us. I was uncomfortable around him because he was trying to control the way we ran things at our house. For example, one day he complained that a cup wasn’t washed well enough and that we need to scrub the dishes more when we do them. Uh, excuse me! Who is he to tell us how to wash our dishes? Finally, I sat down with my roommate and her boyfriend and explained why I was upset about the way things were at the house, including the fact that I was uncomfortable with him sleeping in her room as well as him telling us how to do our chores. After that everything seemed to run more smoothly. He respected me, he didn’t sleep over anymore, and my roommate realized what a douche he really was and ended up dumping him. Everyone won in the end. Try just sitting them down, explaining what’s bothering you, and you’ll be surprised what a difference it’ll make in your house. Sincerely, Insightful Bison Dear Conflicted Casey, Even though you may be bothered by your roommate’s boyfriend sleeping over, you should realize that she is an adult and adults may occasionally sleep in the same bed if they’re dating. If they’re disturbing you, then that’s one thing; however, if you’re simply bothered by the idea that they’re sleeping in the same bed, maybe that’s just an issue with your personal morals. That being said, perhaps you shoving your morals in your roommates face may not be the best idea. Perhaps let her just live her life and make choices on her own. Another thing you might want to do is have a heart-to-heart and explain to her how you’re feeling. Once she knows what you’re going through, perhaps she’ll be more understanding instead of thinking that you’re judging her. The last thing you probably want is to become distant toward one another, so talking through the entire situation will always get things out into the clear and help avoid miscommunication between each other. Sincerely, Brown-eyed Bison


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On Oct. 20, The Rourke Art Museum in Moorhead will be displaying an exhibit showing off the work of German pop artist Moritz Götze. Götze’s work has been on display in museums and art galleries all across Germany and much of Europe, but the Deutsche Kunst (German Art) exhibit marks his first foray into North American audiences. The centerpiece of the show will be the artist’s take on German-American artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze’s painting “Washington Crossing the Delaware.” However, this version has been done as large-scale enamel with a decidedly ironic, modern twist. For instance, a man in the foreground of the piece can be seen scrutinizing a laptop during the titular event. The centerpiece, much like the rest of the pieces in the exhibit, features the art-

ist’s bright and broad pop art design. Tania Blanich, executive director of the Rourke Art Museum explained her thoughts on the artist in the exhibition’s press release. “At first glance, his work seems to fall squarely in the Pop art tradition, with its bright, cheerful colors. But delving deeper, one finds an intriguing array of artistic, historical and social commentary, from current politics to Prussian history to Manet’s Dejeuner Sur L’Herbe,” enthused Tania Blanich, Executive Director of the Rourke. “We’re thrilled to showcase an artist of Moritz’s stature. It’s particularly exciting to juxtapose his work with that of the pop artists included in our permanent collection, including Lichtenstein, Rosenquist and Warhol.” The exhibition begins on Oct. 20 and will run until Jan. 20, 2013. Curator and art historian Dr. Jörk Rothamel as well as the artist will also be holding a talk at 2 p.m. on Oct. 21. Throughout the exhibition’s run, the museum will also be hosting a number

of informal lectures concerning the art as well as special tours from art historians. Some details about Götze and his career were also included in the press release. “About the Artist: Moritz Götze was born in Halle an der Saale, in the former East Germany, in 1964.   His first artistic medium was screen printing, which proved useful in producing concert posters for his punk rock band. Screen printing wasn’t his only link to Pop Art. His father, Wasja Götze, was one of the few pop artists from East Germany. Moritz Göetze’s artistic practice expanded to include painting, drawing and enamels. Coming of age as an artist in East Germany, Götze had to wait for the Berlin Wall to fall in 1989 before gaining international recognition. Around the millennium, he began to focus on political themes, often tying historical topics to the present. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout Europe.”

New Villain, New Mary Jane for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ A&E Editor

This year's reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise might not have been universally received as Spidey's best big-screen outing, but it did make quite a lot of money. So, unsurprisingly, Sony has decided to go ahead with a sequel to be directed by a returning Marc Webb. Now, reports have begun surfacing concerning the cast of the tentatively titled “Amazing Spider-Man 2.” While the original three films focused entirely on Peter Parker's most famous love interest, Mary Jane Watson, The Amazing Spider-Man went back to the web head's original, ill-fated significant other, Gwen Stacy (played by Emma Stone in the film). Now, however, Variety is reporting that Shailene Woodley is in early talks to play the new Mary Jane in the sequel. Woodley is probably best known for her role in last year's The Descendants. A few character break-

reconfiguring of the character. The same paper mentioning Electro’s possible appearance states that another, unspecified villain as well as Harry Osborn will be part of the cast. Hopefully, this won’t result in the same sort of muddled mess of villains that Spider-Man 3 contended with. The film is said to be going into production next year, so there’s still some time to deal with whom your friendly neighborhood Andrew Garfield will be facing off against in the sequel. For some context concerning the Mary-Jane/ Gwen Stacy situation, the two originally occupied a triangle shaped space in Spidey’s love life until Harry Osborn (aka the Green Goblin) threw Stacy off of a bridge in the original comics. A version of that scene was depicted the first Spider-Man movie with Mary Jane taking the place of Gwen. However, in the comics, Gwen Stacy wasn’t quite as lucky as her silver-screen replacement and the event became one of the most famous character deaths in comic books.

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downs for possible villains in the sequel are also floating around Hollywood. It seems that Electro is an early favorite for the position of primary antagonist in the follow-up. Electro, originally known as Maxwell Dillon, is a petty larcenist from the Amazing Spider-Man comic series that gains the ability to control electricity after being struck by lightning while working on a power line. It’s possibly worth noting that the post-credits scene in the first Amazing Spider-Man film featured some pretty obvious lightning effects and a mysterious, unidentified baddie. While even Magneto considered him for a position in the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (claiming that the character had powers rivaling his own), Electro has pretty much been a boring, small-time thug for the entire, regular run of the franchise. He also has just about the worst costume in the history of super-villains, so if they were to bring him into the film franchise you can bet that the screenwriters would likely do some serious

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Sony is not very happy with Wildcat Creek Inc. and its owner, Jerry Lambert. They are so unhappy, in fact, that they’ve decided to enter into a lawsuit with the both of them. Who are they, you’re probably asking? Well, Lambert is none other than the actor that played Kevin Butler, the star character from Sony’s wildly popular “VP of Everything” ad campaign. Wildcat Creek Inc. is the production company that Lambert owns and was behind a recent stint of ads for the Bridgestone tire company. In the advertisements, Lambert can be seen playing a Nintendo Wii while a Bridgestone technician extols the virtues of the company’s Nintendo crosspromotion. Sony claims that Lambert was using a character contractually tied to the Playstation brand to talk up a competitor’s product, hence the lawsuit. Now, the one nagging issue here is that at no point is Lambert’s character referred to as Kevin Butler in any manner. Sure, he may be act-

ing in a similarly exuberant manner while playing a video game, something that the Kevin Butler character was wont to do, but there’s precious little hard evidence of a direct connection between the ad and Sony’s campaign. That being said, if the implied connection were to be deemed strong enough, it’s not impossible to see a judge coming down on Sony’s side in this. Regardless, Bridgestone has since pulled that version of the ad from television and replaced it with an edited commercial sans Butler. The tire company is, of course, denying that Lambert’s two roles are in any way connected. “Mr. Lambert is one of the actors who appeared in the commercial as a Bridgestone engineer,” Bridgestone said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter. “Bridgestone denies that ‘Kevin Butler’ appears in the Bridgestone commercial discussed herein and thus denies that he speaks or does anything whatsoever in the commercial.” Bridgestone will reportedly fight the suit on the grounds that Sony does not actually own a trademark for the Kevin Butler character, and that “the character has not acquired secondary meaning

and that there is no likelihood of confusion among consumers.” Sony had until last Friday to either proceed with the case or let it drop. Sony issued their own statement explaining just how hurt they are about Kevin Butler’s defection. “Sony Computer Entertainment America filed a lawsuit against Bridgestone and Wildcat Creek, Inc. on September 11. The claims are based on violations of the Lanham Act, misappropriation, breach of contract and tortious interference with a contractual relationship. We invested significant resources in bringing the Kevin Butler character to life and he’s become an iconic personality directly associated with PlayStation products over the years. Use of the Kevin Butler character to sell products other than those from PlayStation misappropriates Sony’s intellectual property, creates confusion in the market, and causes damage to Sony.” The moral of the story seems to be that if Sony’s public relations team offers you a job in one of its commercials, just remember that you’re never allowed to work for anyone else again.

‘Mockingbird Lane’ Pilot Airs Alone Steven Strom A&E Editor This is a bit of an odd one. NBC's dramatic reimagining of The Munsters, a kitschy 60s sitcom about a group of universal monsters living in the suburbs, will make it to television after all, despite the network hinting otherwise. Mockingbird Lane is the name of the pilot for a darker, more dramatic take on the Munster family. At first glance, that sounds like just about the worst, most unbearable thing that could be put on television (at least it did, before Beauty and the Beast and The Mob Doctor). However, the project has a surprising amount of talent behind it. Bryan Fuller, creator of HBO’s Dead Like Me and the absolutely fantastic Pushing Daisies, was brought on to script the pilot while Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects,

X2: X-Men United) was brought on to direct. Meanwhile, the cast includes some pretty hefty names including Jerry O’Connell, Portia De Rossi and Eddie Izzard. The pilot was also quite expensive, costing NBC about $10 million to produce. The network didn’t seem entirely thrilled with the resulting pilot, and began hinting recently that they were not considering picking the pilot up for a full series. However, The Hollywood Reporter is now saying that it seems NBC will be airing the pilot by itself as a Halloween special. It’s very unusual for any network to publicly air a pilot without some sort prescheduled episode commitment. It’s likely that this is an attempt on the part of the studio to make back at least a portion of that $10 million budget that would otherwise be totally lost, while giving audiences a chance to react to the show and see if maybe -- just maybe -- Mockingbird Lane is something worth

pursuing. It seems that part of NBC’s issue with the pilot stems from Fuller and Singer being unable to agree as to the tone of their take on the franchise. This was aggravated by Fuller’s commitment to Hannibal, the network’s TV prequel series based on Hannibal Lecter (which actually is getting a full, 13 episode commitment). Because of his work on that series, Fuller was apparently unable to make necessary changes to the Mockingbird Lane script and the pilot came in “below the network’s expectations.” If ratings are high enough, it’s entirely possible that Mockingbird Lane may be blown out into a full series some time in the future. We won’t know if it’s actually worthy of becoming a full show until the pilot airs. While no airdate has been confirmed, one would assume that a Halloween special would air sometime this month.

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One Order of Let the People Decide: Americans Imagination, Influence the Next Four Years Please LUKAS CROAKER Contributing Writer

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College is a time for growing up, for finding our niche in the world, for moving past the learning-heavy phase of our life and into the doing-heavy phase. It is a time where we reap the fruits of the long hours of development we went through

“ “When other Dads plopped their kid down in front of a television … mine forced me to use my imagination.” as children. And as we reap those fruits, college also becomes a time when we can see in ourselves – and others – the ways in which our upbringing defines us as people. The way our parents disciplined us, the way they catered to our needs (and wants, for the spoiled kids) and the activities we participated in shows us how we became who we are today. This perspective allows us to determine what we think is best in raising children, and perhaps begin to choose those methods we liked or did not like about our own upbringing, in order to cultivate our own future methods for raising kids. In our generation, we see some of the first kids who grew up with video games. “Oh, here we go again!” I can hear you saying it now. To our generation, the debate seems as old as time. Are video games okay for kids? Do they cause violence, bullying or murder? How much time with video games is too much time? You are about to switch to the next article. I know you’re thinking it! But bear with me, because this actually is important. I was never allowed video games when I was growing up. My peers couldn’t believe it. They laughed at me and empathized with me, but not much of it made a difference-- no amount of begging in the world would get my parents to change their mind. And I guarantee you if I invested in a gaming console even today, they would have something to say about it. Even though I “missed out” on the gaming generation, even though I “suffered” through all of my friends having video games while I moped about not having them, I must say that today I haven’t a single regret. All except for all the time I spent whining and complaining about not having video games. I really could have been doing so many better things with my time. See, my childhood was still filled with adventure.

date’s opinions and policies. I have noticed that it is almost impossible to have a conversation without someone mentioning this year’s election. Many people want to know candidate’s policies, opinions on the debates and, of course, who everyone is voting for. And this is not just for the presidential debate; citizens of North Dakota have another much contested race for the open Senate seat. The race between Rick Berg and Heidi Heitkamp has also accrued popularity from voters across the state. The constituents would like to see a debate between Heitkamp and Berg. The heightened involvement in the presidential election is influencing other races between Democrats and Republicans to be just as hectic. The excitement of these races increases the likelihood of Americans casting their votes in November.

Participation and devotion in this year’s elections holds a positive influence on the nationalism of our country. No matter what political party Americans vote for, we are all taking part in influencing the direction of our nation in the next four years. It is crucial that we all take part in the privilege to vote. This is a right that many Americans have fought for and it is our duty to honor their effort and sacrifice by casting our vote on the political candidates we believe will benefit the United States of America over the next four years. As Abraham Lincoln declared, “The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.” Lukas is a senior majoring in political science

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No, I did not have a television screen to show me the government agencies I infiltrated with James Bond or the Nazis I killed playing Medal of Honor, but my imagination knew no difference. The baseball bats and broomsticks my brother and I used for guns didn’t shoot any less fake bullets than the guns on Call of Duty. And we even got a workout and a tan while we played! We were always outside! I distinctly remember one summer afternoon when my Dad sent me out to play after lunch, and told me not to come back until dark. He clearly just wanted me out from under his feet for the day, but what better a way to do it? When other Dads plopped their kid down in front of a television and hooked up the brain-drain cables to keep their kid occupied for the day, mine forced me to use my imagination, forced me to go and create my own adventure, to develop my mind and body in the fresh air and sunshine. He forced me to go out into the world and make decisions on my own, to find the line between right and wrong on my own, and not merely have it told to me. And what about those rainy days, you ask? What did you do then? How about at night when it was too dark to play, or when you were sick and couldn’t go outside? The answer is right in front of your eyes: I read! Though my parents never invested in video games for my brother and I, they always made sure we had an extensive collection of literature to peruse. When I tired of indoor games, farming the carpeted fields of my living room with toy tractors and duck hunting out of my “duck boat” (bed), I took my imagination to lands much further away. There can be no replacement for the hours I spent tramping through tropical rain forests with Robinson Crusoe, feeling the salty sea spray on the deck of the Hispaniola with Long John Silver, or shivering in the icy Youkon winds with Buck and John. And I promise you that my imagination, reading and writing have all benefited far more from reading books than they ever would have from playing video games. No, you gamers can keep your CoD and your Halo and your Madden too! Give me a bike, some sunshine, a grassy field, or a dusty baseball diamond. Give me a public swimming pool, a small-town street and ghostin-the-graveyard with some friends. I may never have the hand-eye coordination or the fine motor skills that my Super Smash Bros. obsessed roommates do, but I would never trade that in for the childhood I had. Nathan is a senior majoring in landscape architecture. Follow him on twitter @nwstottler.

Whether people consider themselves red or blue, conservative or liberal, Democrat or Republican, a sense of nationalism has swept the country. Nationalism is defined as devotion and loyalty to one’s own nation. This devotion is being executed by citizens of the United States who are joining together to watch debates, voice their opinions as well as persuading the “undecided” of our country to vote for their particular candidate. This effort is what politics in the United States are all about. The last presidential debate had the highest viewer ratings only behind the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin in 2008. Americans

are devoted to this year’s election and many of us are involved in some way or another. Some people are more serious than others, but the involvement is still impressive. During the presidential debate, many younger people participated by watching the live meeting between President Obama and Mitt Romney. Drinking games were played throughout the country. This may not be the ideal form of political involvement, but it was still a way to get younger people to watch the influential presidential debate. Facebook statuses and tweets on Twitter blew up during and after the debate with individuals casting their opinions on who won the debate and who had the best, crucial one-liners. It is truly remarkable to see all the support for both candidates as well as a large number of the population not agreeing with either candi-

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‘The Importance of Being Playful’ LETTERTO THE EDITOR “Miss Adventure”


Last Saturday night seemed like a perfect prelude to Halloween. The distinctly angry wind howled decisively, pushing leaves off their branches, biting us with the cold, and sending us to take refuge within the warmth of blankets and hoodies. In juxtaposition to the ominous weather, three of my clients and I had an amazingly fun and nostalgic night decorating our treatment facility for Halloween. We pressed Halloween cookie cutters into foam shapes of creepy, fun bats, pumpkins and skulls. Laughter punctuated our decorating. We left scarcely a corner unturned from the touch of spooky and decidedly tacky decorations. For my clients, it was a distraction from dealing with addiction, homelessness and pure boredom. For me, it was a fun bonding experience. It made me yearn for more times like this, for more freeing moments of play and

laughter. A few weeks ago, I wrote about walking the tightrope of adulthood and how difficult the transition from adolescence to adulthood can be. Today I am going to focus on taking a cue from kids and making time play in our lives! I am talking all out free, spontaneous dork-tastic stuff! Some ideas: board games, rolling in the leaves and carving pumpkins! This is something that I love, but admittedly I do not make much time for myself to just play and do my hobbies. There is not much time left after a full-time job, full course load, writing and keeping up with the other responsibilities of being an adult. I know it’s busy when doing dishes, vacuuming and laundry seems like a vacation. Playing does not seem to come high on my list but it should! Research even supports play as being positive for our health, happiness, intelligence, creativity and relationships. Influential developmental human psychologist Erik Erikson even encouraged adults to continue incorporating play into their lives.

Be a Real Hero “Simply Holland”

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Our world has good people and bad. Unfortunately there are many evils out in this planet that we live on, fortunately we have many heroes trying to protect us from these evils. Heroes are trending the U.S. and probably the world; lately we have had more and more Marvel movies starring all of our favorite action heroes. However, the best kind of protector does not even wear a cape or fly. A real hero is unknown and humble of his or her work. I feel there is a huge problem of people claiming to be heroes and how we are mislead to find them. I will list several opinions I have claimed after doing a little observing. My biggest point and largest pet peeve is the KONY movement. I do not doubt that the organization does good things and has a good motive. But I disagree with a lot of its surrounding aftermaths. For a month last semester, everywhere I looked on campus, whether it was someone’s profile picture or random T-shirt on campus KONY was being advertised. I never took up the trend, because I wanted to do more research and find out more about something I

would potentially display on myself publically. But now, do any of us see this video that everyone was so excited about trending? I don’t see any shirts or remnants of this large movement. Although Joseph Kony is still at large, I see no more coverage about it. Now I don’t mind when people do good things, but make sure not to claim to do them when you really had nothing to do with them. I highly doubt many people actually donated money or put volunteer time into the project. And simply posting a video wont stop a nation’s child abuse problems. The video that was shown was also altered in a way where it showed truth, but in a warped way that gave the wrong perception of the problem. They make Joseph Kony (whom is a horrible person) look like he is the only one to blame, and that if we eliminate Kony it will solve all of the problems. Unfortunately, Uganda’s problems cant be solved by ridding it of one man. Secondly, Kony doesn’t work alone; he has many followers and people who are just as evil. Don’t get me wrong, I want that country’s problems solved, and I pray for all those who are suffering and rejoice that the movement has made some progress. But, if you really want to help, do something deeper than Facebook: donate money or do service

Cities across the country are finally incorporating play for adults into the hustle and bustle. Specifically, New York City recently built its first adult playground! According to the New York Times, the first playground was built in the Bronx and plans to build two dozen more across the five boroughs. The goal of adult playgrounds is to encourage exercise and make exercise accessible for everyone. Washington DC even hosted “Adult Recess” events. These events are part of a new “Play Movement” that unites professors, therapists and human resource specialists. This effort encourages playfulness as essential to maintaining mental and physical health. One play scholar Brian Sutton-Smith frankly wrote, “The opposite of play is not work, it is depression.” Another scholar on the forefront of the “Play Movement,” named Gwen Gordon, is producing forthcoming documentary called “Seriously! The Future Depends on Play.” Gordon hopes to show how vital play is to nurturing communities around the world. Gordon wrote that

work. Just make sure the next time you want to be part of a movement, you know all the facts, know what your signing up for and if you really want to be a hero, don’t put it on Facebook. My second point is that you must research what you are getting involved in. Many movements ask for money to help their cause, but how much of your donation really goes into the end result? Before you donate any money, you should ask what percent of your check will actually go to the cause. I think you would be surprised at where the money actually goes. Most charities give less than 15 percent to their cause, and I believe less than 50 percent is too low. Although these charities want to help a cause, they do need to pay bills and their workers, so you cannot expect all of your money to go to the one cause. So if you remember nothing else, make sure to always ask or research whatever you are becoming involved in. If you do want to do something good, there are many ways to do so in your community in order to directly do some good. Go to the local food shelf, donate time at a homeless shelter or find something else that suits your needs. I also want to point out that a humble deed is the most special kind of deed. Real heroes in this world are unheard of, because they do

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play “simply goes with the grain of the universe.” That sounds nice and fluffy, but I admit I was a bit skeptical (big surprise, I know). I thought the whole “play” seemed a bit gimmicky at first. Playfulness is not a hoax. There is a bevy of scholarly articles and academic journals that support the notion of play. It is refreshing to see research and a movement towards a holistic, preventative approach to health instead of the tired old medication routine. I do not think there needs to be thousands of dollars spent to incorporate play into adult’s lives. For me, it’s as cheap and simple as a soccer ball, a playground, a thrift store board game or a tickling match. No matter how many papers are stacking up on my desk, I realize I must make time for playing and enjoying the spontaneous moments life provides.

I attended NDSU from ing used by a coach, athletic ’64 to ’68. It was the spring director or president of a colof my sophomore year when lege. What I cannot underI, a friend and my friend’s stand is these same people lady friend decided to have allowing a judge to call their some good, clean, whole- college students and athletes some fun one Saturday night what the judge did. I cannot along with another friend, understand an individual acMr. Buckhorn. We were cepting those statements and young, at 18 and 17. excuses about their actions. I do not recall the judge I will assume there are a making the excuse for what lot of feelings on this issue. we did as being not smart In my opinion, the main isenough, grown up enough, sue is the judge’s statement sophisticated enough. Nor about these college students. do I recall the lady’s father They are young adults, they making those same state- have been able to leave ments to us. He had his own home and still function and I comments for the three of us. assume they have been able Memories. to succeed academically in a Later, the federal gov- university setting. It would ernment invited me to go on have been nice if they had tour in ‘Nam. stood up for their actions. In a plane, flying to ‘Nam, Judge, you need to step as a young adult, I did ques- out into the world, respect tion my smarts, maturity, and our youth, as they have more sophistication, as staying in ability than you seem to beschool would have ensured lieve. It just that sometimes, my staying out of ‘Nam (I one does not think before dowas no senator’s son). ing. It’s the high altitude and However, the spring of thin air. Tessa is a senior major- my sophomore year I was So on Saturday, go Biing in english. old enough, smart enough son, cheer for your team, and understood what I was hold your head high, win a doing. We just got caught championship again. For me, having good, clean, whole- I was expelled from NDSU some fun. in ’68 by the athletic director ‘Nam, I was not stupid. at that time for expressing Scared and proud, yes. I was my opinions to him in a nice a soldier. I was lucky and way. I have other memories came home. to create. I can understand the conForget, as it never except “winning isn’t every- isted. good things out of the kind- thing, it’s the only thing’ beDennis Berg ness of their heart. They not only help not to make a scene of it or become more popular, they help because they care. I find it sad that many celebrities and politicians do service work with big cameras behind their backs to get more voters or fans. Large companies do the same; many industries make their workers do service work because their customers will be more attracted to them for being a caring country. Where is the kindness in that? I think it is Submit your relationship, friendship, or wonderful that they are helppersonal problems for another perspecing people, but isn’t it ironic that they do it more to help tive. “The Honest Truth” will take you themselves? Think about it. questions at So, to all you real heroes that do great things and tell no one, thank you from the bottom of my heart-- your work is appreciated. To conclude, I want to make sure I don’t sound heartless. I love when people want to change our world, because a lot of change is needed. All I want is for people to educate themselves and commit to what they are involved in. Do your research and find something that you are comfortable with. But, most importantly, be humble-- real good deeds are not bragged about. Be a real hero. Holland is a senior majoring in Apparel, Retail Merchandise and Design

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Quarterback Brock Jensen came into Saturday’s game against Indiana State with zero season interceptions on his stat sheet. The Sycamores put an end to that goose egg, picking off Jensen three times, two by Johnny Towalid that went for touchdowns, on their way to upsetting the No. 1 ranked Bison 17-14. A Fargodome crowd of 18,164 saw a battle of NDSU’s top ranked defense vs. the third ranked ISU defense. Both offenses struggled early and often, with the first offensive touchdown coming from NDSU with 9:56 remaining in the fourth quarter. “That was probably as inconsistent as we’ve been without question this year,” NDSU head coach Craig Bohl said. “Time and time again I think our execution wasn’t where it needed to be.” Indiana State produced the first score midway through the first quarter with a 48-yard field goal. The Bison answered back, marching down the field and capping the drive off with a 21-yard field goal by Adam Keller to open the second quarter. NDSU’s stout defense held the Sycamore’s allAmerican running back Shakir Bell in check the

next possession and forced a punt. The Bison took over on downs at the 14-yard line and that was when Towalid struck first. Jensen’s thirdand-4 pass found its way into Towalid’s hands and the cornerback ran 28-yards untouched into the endzone to put the Sycamores up one score with 10:31 remaining in the second quarter. “There was a little bit of miscommunication with my wide receiver,” Jensen said. “I thought he was going to stretch it out a little bit more and I threw the ball about one yard to the right of him.” Jensen and the Bison offense responsive march down the field into Sycamore territory ended when Jensen was sacked on third down, forcing a punt. The Bison defense came up big again on the next possession when Kyle Emanuel stuffed Bell on a third-and 1 run. Two minutes later, Jensen found a wide-open Zach Vraa down the middle but the pass bounced off the hands of Vraa. NDSU was again forced to punt two plays later and ISU ran out the clock to take a 10-3 halftime lead. All-American Marcus Williams gave the Bison an immediate spark to open the second half, returning the kickoff 55-yards to the ISU 45-yard line. NDSU faced a fourth-and two after two Sam Ojuri runs and converted when Jensen hit Vraa on a quick slant. The Sycamore defense tightened up and knocked down a third-and-4

pass and the Bison settled with a 33-yard field goal by Keller to narrow the lead to 10-6. After back-to-back-toback punts, NDSU began their possession on their own 20-yard line. It didn’t last long. On a third-and-12 and the first play of the fourth quarter, Jensen’s pass was tipped into the air and Towalid again came down with it and again returned it for a 31-yard score. YSU’s 17-6 lead sparked some urgency for the Bison offense, and this time, they produced. Wide receivers sweeps by Ryan Smith and Cooper Wahlo Jr. and passes to Taylor Nelson and Smith moved the ball past midfield to the ISU 41-yard line. Jen-

sen then hit receiver Andrew Okland for a 31-yard bomb to the 10-yard line. John Crockett carried the ball to the 2-yard line and Jensen snuck into the endzone two plays later. The Bison offense stayed on the field for the two-point conversion and converted. Jensen took a QB draw and strode into the endzone untouched and just like that, the Bison cut the lead to 17-14 with 9:56 remaining in the game. The Sycamores drove against the tough Bison defense and the reenergized Fargodome crowd to NDSU’s 29-yard line. A third-and-11 pass was broken up and Tann Fritschle’s 46-yard field goal was wide left.

Down three points, a rejuvenated Bison offense again marched down the field, thanks to two pass interference calls against ISU on third down. With the ball at ISU’s 29-yard line, Jensen dropped back on second-and-10. Sycamore safety Larry King stepped in front of Jensen’s pass for a back-breaking interception, Jensen’s third, with 3:42 remaining. NDSU’s defense struggled to get the ball back with the clock ticking. A thirdand-9 pass drew a critical pass interference call and resulted in a fresh set of downs for ISU. The Bison finally forced a punt but NDSU’s offense had only 0:17 remaining on the clock

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and 80-yards to the endzone when they took over on downs. Jensen was sacked on the first play and the next play saw several Bison laterals eventually stopped as the clock ran out and the Sycamores ran onto the field in celebration of their upset. “This team by in large has had a great workmanlike attitude and today we didn’t show up with that attitude,” Bohl said. “We were off and we need to make sure we get that corrected.” The Sycamores (5-2) snapped a 10-game winning streak for the Bison. NDSU will travel to Sioux Falls next Saturday to take on South Dakota. Kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m.

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Bison Beat Mavericks in Women’s Volleyball Pace Maier

Contributing Writer The NDSU women’s volleyball team won in three games Saturday against the Omaha Mavericks at the Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse. Carissa Whalen tied her career-high with 12 kills in the win, leading the Bison in 25-12, 25-18, 25-21 wins. The Bison have now won three straight Summit League games, improving their record to 8-12 overall and 5-4 in the league. The Omaha Mavericks fell 6-15 overall and 1-8 in the Summit League. Whalen hit .455 with

only a couple errors in 22 attacks. Teammate middle hitter Megan Lambertson hit .600 with 10 kills with only one error in 15 attacks. Bison setter Catherine Yager had 35 assists. Lambertson had a career high-tying four aces, and Brynn Joki had three aces. The Bison had a seasonhigh nine service aces, and the Bison scored on eight of Omaha’s serving errors. The Bison ran out with a 13-1 run in the first set, and then Joki gave the Bison back-to-back aces, which gave NDSU a 14-4 lead. Joki’s six of her nine kills came during the second set. NDSU’s three of their six kills came on an 8-1 run

to put the Bison ahead in the second set. In the third set the Mavericks stayed with the Bison, but Lambertson had a kill, and then back-toback blocks from teammates Whalen and Yager. The Bison were up 22-17 and made Omaha take its final timeout. Kelly Wollak had a teamhigh six kills for Omaha, the Mavericks hit a season-low .076 team hitting percentage. The Mavericks Amy Roberts had a match-high 13 digs. Up next for the Bison are the Drake Bulldogs at 7 p.m. Monday. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 3-16 and are 2-7 in the Missouri Valley Conference.


NDSU Edges Out Western Illinois Colton Pool Contributing Writer

Before the start of the soccer game on Friday, North Dakota State was under .500 and the Western Illinois Leathernecks were undefeated in the Summit League. This changed after the two teams played at the Ellig Sports Complex Friday. The Bison scored with their second shot of the game 23 minutes into the first half. Senior midfielder Jordyn Wallenborn scored

on a header from an assist from sophomore forward Anisha Kinnarath. This was Wallenborn’s fourth goal this season. Then three minutes later, the Bison furthered their lead when junior midfielder Steph Jacobson took a shot that was blocked by WIU’s Laura Atkinson, but Jacobson shot it right back and scored the Bison’s second goal of the game and her third goal of the season. The Bison’s defense shut out the Leathernecks in the first half, led by redshirt freshman goalkeeper Sierra Bonham, who had four saves in the game. After halftime, the Leathernecks were as-

sertive right out of the gate and broke through for their first goal five minutes into the second half of the game. WIU’s Jordan Walgren got one past Bonham and scored off the assist Katie Condon, making the score 2-1. Despite the lead, NDSU stayed very aggressive and ended the game with five more shots on goal than WIU, led by Kinnarath’s four. In spite of this, defenses for both teams stayed stout and didn’t give up a score for the rest of the game. This left the final at 2-1, giving NDSU the win and snapping their two game losing streak.

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Bison Men and Women Run Well at UND Corrie Dunshee Contributing Writer


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The NDSU women’s cross country team took part in the UND Ron Pynn Invitational at the Ray Richards Golf Course in Grand Forks Saturday. With only 52 seconds separating the first and fifth runners of the pack, NDSU went on to maintain five of the top nine finishes in the event. Placing at an overall second in the 5k race was junior Heidi Peterson with a season best time of 17:37.7. Finishing at No. 2 and placing No. 3 overall was freshman Brecca Wahlund, who finished with a time of 17:44.8. Placing fifth was junior Maddie McClellan at

17:55.9; placing sixth was sophomore Abbi Aspengren at 17:57.0; placing ninth was freshman Tarin Lachwitzer at 18:29.0. Eight of the nine runners recorded season-best performances on Saturday who had participated in the 5k run beforehand this season. With the University of Mary, University of Manitoba, and Minot State competing in the Invitational, the Bison women topped UND by a 17-41 margin, obtaining a Division 1 team title. Men’s Cross Country The men’s cross country team also took part in the UND Ron Pynn Invitational in Grand Forks. With an 1840 win over UND, five Bison runners finished eighth or better overall within 13 seconds of each other. Sophomore Brett Kelly

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led the Bison pack, placing third overall with a seasonbest 8k time of 26:11.8. Taking fourth was freshman Bryon Schuldt, finishing with a season-best time of 26:14.4; freshman Brendan Skime took sixth with his season-best time of 26:18.6; and junior Moses Heppner took seventh, giving him season-best time, as well, at 26:22.2; sophomore Grady Anderson placed eighth, finishing at a time of 26:24.7. Both men and women will be back in action on October 27 in Rochester, Michigan where they will compete in the Summit League Championships, hosted by Oakland University.

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Senator Tim Flakoll Announces Increases to Scholarships

Senator Tim Flakoll has announced that he has drafted legislation to increase merit based scholarships to $10,000 per eligible student. Flakoll’s proposal represents a 67% increase to the current program that he initiated two years ago. He estimates that approximately 30% of graduating high school seniors will be eligible. “This has been a wonderful program for students and their families. This merit scholarship program provides rigor and rewards and helps reduce the need for student loan debt. It also lets students spend more time with their studies rather than having to work a job unrelated to their major while in college” according to Flakoll. To date, the proposed legislation has been endorsed by resolution of the NDSU Student Senate and the North Dakota Student Association, both by unanimous votes. “This scholarship plan coupled with needs-based scholarships and significant improvements to our higher education funding formula will be of vital importance to students, faculty, staff and well-being of our entire state so I am throwing my full energy into their passage” according to Senator Flakoll. Flakoll is an NDSU grad who has served on the Senate Education committee since first elected in 1998. He represents District 44 of north Fargo. Flakoll is Provost of Tri-College University and Director of Operation for NDSU Downtown. Announcement paid for by Flakoll for Senate

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